Going Low

DU’s Ryder Heuston fires 63 for medalist honors in qualifying for CoBank Colorado Open; fellow Coloradans Kyle Leydon, Taylor Murtland also advance

By Gary Baines – 7/21/2021

Three more Coloradans, including medalist Ryder Heuston of Louisville, were among the 11 players who qualified Wednesday for next week’s CoBank Colorado Open.

Heuston, a University of Denver golfer, fired an 8-under-par 63 at Legacy Ridge Golf Course in Westminster to win Wednesday’s qualifying tournament by two shots. He finished the day with an eagle on the par-5 sixth hole to go along with seven birdies and one bogey. He birdied four consecutive holes starting with No. 12.

Other Coloradans who will join Heuston at the Colorado Open — set for July 29-Aug. 1 at Green Valley Ranch Golf Club in northeast Denver — were Taylor Murtland of Colorado Springs and First Tee of GVR member Kyle Leydon of Commerce City. Both shot 3-under-par 68 and prevailed in a playoff with Will Chadwick of Scottsdale, Ariz., when each of the Coloradans birdied the first extra hole. 

For a roundup from the first three qualifying tournaments for the Colorado Open, CLICK HERE and HERE.

For all the scores from Wednesday’s qualifying tournament, CLICK HERE.

One qualifier remains for the Colorado Open — Monday at the University of Denver Golf Club at Highlands Ranch.